Manga has something for everyone – but not all manga is suitable for all ages. Here’s a breakdown of the U.S. publishers’ content rating system for English language comics, plus examples of manga titles available in each category:
- E – Everyone / A – All Ages
Like a "G" movie rating, the "E – Everyone" or "A - All Ages" rating means that the comic is suitable for readers from age 6 and up.
- Y – Youth, Age 10+
Similar to a "PG" movie rating, the "Y – Youth, Age 10+" rating means that the title may contain mild violence and/or cursing.
- T – Teens, Age 13+
The manga rating equivalent of a "PG-13," "T - Teen" indicates that the comic's content may include some sexual innuendo and/or violent action scenes.
- OT - Older Teens, Age 16+
"OT - Older Teen"-rated manga may contain more explicit sexual situations and some violent scenes, including blood and gore.
- M – Mature, Age 18+
Manga rated "M - Mature" is strictly for adults. You can expect to find explicit sexual situations, strong language and / or bloody battles and mayhem.